Hugh Bonneville on Downton Abbey film: “Show me the money!”
Hugh Bonneville said of a possible Downton Abbey movie “Show Me The Money”.
The star of the ITV-period hit drama, which ends later this year, has hinted that he will consider appearing in a big-screen version.
He said, “I don’t know, I mean, show me the money. Show me the script, more importantly.
“I don’t know but where there is a will there is a way and I know Julian (Fellowes, Creator) has enough ink in his pen.”
Hugh, speaking at the Bafta Television Awards, where he was nominated for Best Male Comedy Performance for his role on W1A, said of Downton: and behind.
“But I’m really glad Julian knew when to finish it, to quit while you’re ahead, when it still seems a beautiful thing, and I hope it will be on people’s shelves for years to come, but now is the right time to end. “
Julian is about to start work on a period drama set in New York City, The Gilded Age, but Hugh has said he’s unlikely to be in the cast.
He said: “If there was a time lag I would go back to my younger self, but I think it would be a little too scary.”